We’re fortunate to have great local businesses in Virginia’s Blue Ridge that provide an authentic, welcoming experience for visitors. 

For many visitors to the region, memories are made through moments such as enjoying a delicious meal at a local restaurant, finding a unique piece of art at a local shop, or having a relaxing time at a local salon. 

In this post, we’d like to shine the spotlight on the many black owned businesses in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. They help to create a vibrant community that is a special place to visit and live.

NOTE - Due to COVID-19, businesses might currently be offering adjusted or limited services. We recommend contacting them directly prior to visiting for the most current information.

Restaurants, Bars, Caterers

Clothing, Apparel, Shopping

Entertainment & Things to Do

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture - museum of African American culture & history; located in Center in the Square in Downtown Roanoke
  • The VR Center - virtual reality gaming in Valley View Mall
  • Pullin Drag Striper Guide Service - Captain Wendell Dudley offers guided charter fishing trips at Smith Mountain Lake

Fitness & Wellness

Beauty, Spa, Salons


Local Artists

If you know of other businesses that should be included on this list, please let us know! Feel free to reach out to us on social media - Facebook & Instagram - or send us a message through the Contact Us page on our website!